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Dumpster Diving

Hey I was wondering if anybody had a good dumpster diving IBLE. I've already read the one for small world or whatever and was wondering if anyone had stuff to add or a better one. Thx.

Topic by prankster43709    |  last reply


Diving Equipment

I am selling scuba, or diving gear. It hasn't been used for a while and it's taking up space. You can buy by piece, or you can buy everything. This is what is included. - Tank - Weight belt - Knife - Regulator - Etc. I will post pictures soon. Pm if interested. No price. Give a good offer. (This picture isn't it)

Topic by ry25920    |  last reply


Springboard diving scorer

I dive for my High School's swim team, and my dad likes to compute my score as I'm diving. A few times, the officials have messed up with the math and I've brought it to their attention and gotten higher scores.Anyways, he has an Iphone, and he has to switch been the Notes application and the calculator to keep track of everything. To make it easier, I made a little javascript application to do it all for him.You can find (and use it) at divescorer.weebly.comIt looks best on an IPhone/Itouch

Topic by Login258  


Redefining Dumpster Diving

Creatively using dumpsters in neighborhoods for different utilities and sports - a swimming pool, garden box, skate half-pipe, and ping-pong table.Check out the great pictures at Scene 360 and Trixiny.What will you add to your community?

Topic by scoochmaroo    |  last reply


Dumpster Diving & Trash Picking

I haven't done much dumpster diving but after seeing some of the stuff gleaned from the jaws of the compactor, I plan on doing some. Any tips or information on good techniques and favorable sites to cull treasures from would be greatly appreciated. Thanx, Mrs. P

Topic by Mrs. Peterson    |  last reply


Professor Splash Pool Dive

Watch and prepare your self...

Topic by potofgold    |  last reply


Amazing Diving Video (Really)

A cool new video from Denki Groove that showcases a legion of anonymous divers. Insanely dangerous coordination? Well... the title of the song is "Fake It," so...

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


80.000 nose dive autopiloted

Hi all, I'm planning to drop a glider from a weather balloon from about 80.000 feet. I want to let the airplane gain speed and then glide to the launching place or at least as close as possible to it. The idea is to do a nose dive (nose heavy) until enough speed is reached and slowly turn the airplane towards the launching site. Is this achievable with ardupilot software? I'm already sending a bunch of instruments like gyro, gps and magnetometer and I could use their readings on a Raspberry pi to run ardupilot , at least until video range is available to switch to manual. If possible I want to avoid buying the autopilot hardware 1. Any idea if this could be achievable the way I'm going about it? 2. Is this even legal? (I know it has been done already but I'm planning on doing this many times) Thank you in advance for any answer backed up by facts. 

Topic by Matienzo    |  last reply


Suggestions for painting an Invicta diving case?

So I've got some Instructables in mind for painting a Nerf Maverick. (Wait, you said you were painting an Invicta diving case...) Yes, you're right. The case will be a custom painted case to house a custom painted Nerf Maverick for a Christmas present. However, I have some questions about how to paint it. The case has a rough outside made from what I suspect to be high-impact plastic. The inside is smooth plastic with removable foam inserts and a rubber gasket seal. I know I will have to sand the inside to make the paint stick, but my question is if the outside is already a rough textured plastic, will I need to sand it as well? Also, what paints and finishes do you suggest for painting this case?  The Invicta logo on the back will need to be sanded (although I suppose I could leave it since they manufactured the case). The picture shows what my case looks like, minus the graffiti image. Thanks in advance, and God Bless!

Topic by IrishSnow35    |  last reply


Question about dumpster diving in Tennessee

Anyone know if it's legal in Tennessee? I keep calling the police but they just keep saying no instantally. Best as i can they they are assuming I'm looking to steal ID's or meth supplies (big probs with that here). I don't mind the risk of getting yelled at the the store guys but i don't want to get arrested. Also I'm not dumb enough to dig around in private dumpsters here, I'd sooner get arrested than shot to pieces LOL :P

Topic by Vizth    |  last reply


Dumpster Diving--You Can Make a Living from it!

I found this video that brings a whole new name to dumpster diving. For those of you that saw Tim Anderson's Instructable on Cinnamon Garbage, this video just reiterates the fact that you can find some pretty valuable items dumpster diving.

Topic by Brennn10    |  last reply


Check out my Youtube!

 I want to put some of the things I make on it, but right now it just has some sporty things. Tell me what you think! www.youtube.com/user/markmarkmarkmerman

Topic by Login258  



How to create a safe DIY Snuba Apparatus

My Idea so far is to use an air pump (maybe one similar to the one that pumps up inflatables?) is to feed air down a tube to a modified snorkle mask with a 1-way valve going in, and a one-way valve feeding just into plain water.  The air pump would have filters and a catalytic carbon-monoxide filter/converter (w/ small heating element) in the tube leading down to the mask. The idea is that there is always a fresh supply of air running through the mask that there could be no deadly build-up of bad gases within the small area.  Included is a picture of how I envison it (minus the lame Microsoft Paint drawing skills).

Topic by Zalo    |  last reply


does anybody know if dumpster diving is legal in alabama?

I want to go dumpster diving but im not sure if its legal

Question by watts78    |  last reply


is it possible? Breathing underwater without a tank...

Hi all, Could it be possible to make a device that lets you breath underwater like the fishes do? Think about something in the lines of a wearable filter off some sort that scrubs Oxigen from water molecules... So, if that would be possible, how would one make such a device??? Just wondering.

Topic by AriedeB    |  last reply


How could I make an open circuit diving apparatus? Answered

For a quick summer project I always wanted to scuba, Hookah Style. Hookah SCUBA diving is basically diving without the tanks and with a surface line. Well I wanted to build one of these for my friends pool. First of all I wanted to build this all myself using store bought materials. I get the concept but I want to know two things. 1. Would A fish tank Airpump supply breathable Air, now I thought of this for two reasons, it is oil-less and If it is suitable for fish than it must be suitable for humans (fish are more sensative to that kind of stuff). 2. how would I build the mask, could I just get a half face mask and add an airline (inhale through nose, exhale through mouth) or would I have to build some sort of thing that works like a gas mask? Any Input would be wonderful! EDIT: I believe I will be using a small (oil less) air compressor instead of an airpump

Question by bwpatton1    |  last reply


GoPro Scuba Cylinder Mount

Hi there, I'm new here. I've recently found an entry-level 3D online modelling software, Tinkercad and have been Tinkering ever since. I'm into scuba diving and I've long wanted to design a GoPro mount for the cylinder to give a 3rd person view of me while I'm swimming about enjoying life underwater. (Think a less-sexy Lara Croft!) I wanted to run it past you guys to see what you think. I've attached 2 screenshots, because as you can see, the mount I've designed is collapsible, to save space in my GoPro bag. I've done the maths (Pythag) so each side is perfectly lengthed to create a right-angled triangle, with the hypotaneuse (long edge) is facing down my body, towards my feet, so that the camera view won't be obstructed. I've used a Pythag triple, so the arms measure 3", 4", 5". This was done for 2 reasons: a) It was easier to desine using these measurements and b) I don't want it sticking too far up from my cylinder so that it doesn't catch on wildlife/coral/divers. As this is my first GoPro mount that I've designed, I've had to go on deimensions I've found online for the actual hinges. I've settled on approx 3mm for each prong as well as the gap in between. I have actually shaved off .25mm from the middle prong of the 3-pronged-hinge, and left the 2-pronged-hinge at 3mm for the gap and prongs. I'm going to get the pieces 3D-printed by a local service I've found on 3DHubs.com, either in ABS plastic or in resin, though I'll probably go for ABS as it seems to be a bit more hard-wearing, even if it's not so detailed. In terms of mounting it to the tank, I will use 2 headstraps, with the over-the-top strap removed from each one and glue the plastic bits of each of them together, at the correct length of course. I would join them using a seperate piece of plastic and either a hot glue gun, superglue or even some sort of epoxy, whatever lasts longest in prolonged exposure to seawater. I would probably place it nearer the top of the tank, near to where the strap of the BCD jacket goes round it. Does anybody have any advice for me in terms of the design from a functional point of view as well as from whether they think it would actually get a good shot on the camera please? I look forward to your feedback, good or bad!

Topic by JackIsted    |  last reply


GoPro Scuba Cylinder Mount

Hi there, I'm new here. I've recently found an entry-level 3D online modelling software, Tinkercad and have been Tinkering ever since. I'm into scuba diving and I've long wanted to design a GoPro mount for the cylinder to give a 3rd person view of me while I'm swimming about enjoying life underwater. (Think a less-sexy Lara Croft!) I wanted to run it past you guys to see what you think. I've attached 2 screenshots, because as you can see, the mount I've designed is collapsible, to save space in my GoPro bag. I've done the maths (Pythag) so each side is perfectly lengthed to create a right-angled triangle, with the hypotaneuse (long edge) is facing down my body, towards my feet, so that the camera view won't be obstructed. I've used a Pythag triple, so the arms measure 3", 4", 5". This was done for 2 reasons: a) It was easier to desine using these measurements and b) I don't want it sticking too far up from my cylinder so that it doesn't catch on wildlife/coral/divers. As this is my first GoPro mount that I've designed, I've had to go on deimensions I've found online for the actual hinges. I've settled on approx 3mm for each prong as well as the gap in between. I have actually shaved off .25mm from the middle prong of the 3-pronged-hinge, and left the 2-pronged-hinge at 3mm for the gap and prongs. I'm going to get the pieces 3D-printed by a local service I've found on 3DHubs.com, either in ABS plastic or in resin, though I'll probably go for ABS as it seems to be a bit more hard-wearing, even if it's not so detailed. In terms of mounting it to the tank, I will use 2 headstraps, with the over-the-top strap removed from each one and glue the plastic bits of each of them together, at the correct length of course. I would join them using a seperate piece of plastic and either a hot glue gun, superglue or even some sort of epoxy, whatever lasts longest in prolonged exposure to seawater. I would probably place it nearer the top of the tank, near to where the strap of the BCD jacket goes round it. Does anybody have any advice for me in terms of the design from a functional point of view as well as from whether they think it would actually get a good shot on the camera please? I look forward to your feedback, good or bad!

Topic by JackIsted    |  last reply


how do i reshape plexiglass into a dome shape? its the front screen for an old diving helmet costume.?

Im trying to make a clear dome for an old diving helmet. just has to appear, not actually work.

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New dumpster-dived micro-shack/shelter episode of "Tiny Yellow House".....

Brand new episode just went up of "Tiny Yellow House" TV, for those looking to waste time while on the clock, etc.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmR3kx660gw more episodes have already been shot, or are in the works- and we're always looking for small co./indie backers/sponsors, books to review, show ideas, etc.... Thanks for looking. And yes, we'll be doing a seperate video on the vegatable oil heated in the cabin soonish, as so many people have asked (we planned on it, but ran out of time...)

Topic by Deek D  


Pipboy 3000 SCUBA computer? Answered

I am a fairly avid scuba diver, I try to dive every other weekend, but I think I want a dive computer. It can calculate my pressure group, weather I do a multilevel dive or use a different nitrox mix. A good dive computer should also tell you your current and max depth, tell you if you are ascending or descending to quickly, include a compass and maybe even show you how much air you have left. It should also be easy to use. I also like Fallout (3 and 4 are the only ones I have played), and the wrist mounted computer that the hero always wears, called the pipboy 3000, looks like it would be the perfect dive computer. Not only could it be a dive computer, but it also may be a watch, or even an mp3 player while above water. Although the knobs, scroll wheel, and "RT" and "LT" buttons make using it seem more complicated, the size of the unit allows for a larger processer, allowing for a similar GUI as that of the "real" pipboy. Such a GUI would be able to display info in Standard English, such as "Set your nitrox % mixture." and letting you use the wheel to set the air mix that you will be using. I guess that having “confirm” and “back” buttons would help as well. The Geiger counter can easily be used as a depth gauge, which works, as the deeper you go, the more dangerous. The dive computer settings could be where the quest, world, radio, etc used to be, and you can have dive info and other things like reminders where your stats would be. The time could be displayed on the upper right side of all screens except the time screen, which shows the month day and time, which would be where your “weapons” usually are. Other time related functions can be used to fill the sub-sections like stopwatch, timer, etc. There could also be a screen that shows your limb conditions that you can switch to, just like anyone you meet in the game who has a pipboy, you see that screen. All this will have to be water resistant to maybe 70 to 100 feet, made of a hard metal, and fit comfortably. If anyone has any ideas on how to make and program this, or know of any job shops that can make and program this please answer. I know someone can do it, I wouldn’t know where to start looking. I probably made this sound much more complex than most likely is. I am basically looking for a diving computer that looks like a pipboy 3000 and is easy to use. I don’t really need an mp3 player. Again, if anyone has any imput on how to build and program it, or if anyone know any jobshops I can send this request to to have this made, please let me know. this is too good of an idea to forget about. Edit: Thanks to all who answered, And I think just the fact that it IS entirely possible is good enough for me, although price is probably the limiting factor. Thanks again.

Question by Fluffy, the Destroyer of Worlds    |  last reply


FDAW nominee

Www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Diving-Apparatus/

Topic by steveastrouk    |  last reply


Any idea about the circuit of this??

Http://www.pcmus.com/Dive-Photos/DIY-Smart-Charger.htm

Question by pro2xy    |  last reply


Free LED Wanted

If any body has any led their not using im in need and yes i know dumpster diving and marl.com

Topic by CarStalkerZ    |  last reply




3D Design Contest

I posted an entry for the contest on the deadline (Oct 12th) and would love to see it up for voting... is there a problem with the entry? https://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Old-School-Diving-Gear/

Topic by rwinscot    |  last reply


Trying to locate

I am looking for a Center zeroed meter (just the analog gauge, not a complete meter), or at least an idea on what I might find one....so that my dumpster diving become more precise :-) like the one contained herein:

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


RE: One Person Submersible From Plastic Drum

The following is a quote of the post I've just left on the aforementioned Instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/One-Person-Submersible-from-a-Plastic-Drum/?&sort;=NEWEST&limit;=40&offset;=40).  I would really appreciate the removal of this instructable. "Hi. I am a certified OSHA and CSAO commercial diver air dive supervisor, level 1, and qualified Master Scuba Diver Trainer with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. This is a very dangerous idea. You might not die, but someone else might/will/and has. Just because there is a disclaimer there, you and Instructables will be subject to litigation. There is a reason that people need a certification to operate this type of life support equipment. http://scuba-doc.com/ageprbs.html "Because of Boyle's law, maximal changes in volume occur in the 4 feet (1.22 m.) closest to the surface and the diver sustains a tear in the pulmonary parenchyma with the escape of air into the pulmonary venous outflow." I can quote other resources, such as the US Navy Dive Manual and the DCIM manual, but it's Boyle's Law, not Boyle's "kinda' might happen. I don't know". "

Topic by graeme.t.cooper  


rude and disrespectful replies?

I have a guy who replied to my project and used vulgar langauge and a is being very real disrespectful. plus he was not read what I did and how I did it. it's very clear he does not believe in the be nice rule.  thanks  Bill.

Question by hearsejr    |  last reply


How can I fix these two Ipod Touch apps?

I have tried reinstalling them, that did not work. For 2xl Supercross the tilt steering will not work, and for madden 2010, as soon as my player gets the ball he dives and wont get up.

Question by sammychow4    |  last reply


Underwater MP3 player housing

I need a way to take my MP3 player underwater. will be going deep in the 250 foot range. I will need to be able to turn it on and off underwater as the battery will not last through out the entire dive. any one have any ideas about how to start something like this?

Topic by shaines    |  last reply


If I tried to strangle a seal, would it's blood eventually become alcoholic? Answered

I read that when low on Oxygen, diving mammals switch to fermentation instead of respiration, which would make their blood alcoholic. At least, this is what I think.

Question by hydrnium.h2    |  last reply


Dumpster Hot Tub

Artist Michel de Broin apparently loves dumpster diving so much he made his own dumpster pool, er, hot tub. Gotta love the personal size hot tub along with the super safe ladder for entry. Dumpster hot tubvia Make

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


Flashlights

I am going to buy a new high powered tactical flashlight. What is the best light you know of. I dont really care about price within some reason. I will use it for search and rescue (scouts), camping, general use, and possibly swimming/diving. Can you recommend a good one.

Topic by Thelonelysandwitch    |  last reply


i'm plagued with wasps ?

I am sick of the little pests, all doors & windows closed etc. all i want to do is sit out & have a relaxing beer occasionally & or BBQ without getting dive-bombed. Any body got any good ideas? P.S. i have a cat & veg patch so don't want to use poison powder. 

Question by jonnypresley1    |  last reply


Cannibalizing old electronics

I am taking apart and desolder some vintage Mac Powerbooks and I found this Logitech 9215H IC on the trackballs PCB. I wonder. All datasheets I find say it is for a floppy.. Anyone has informations about that IC? I would love to use it in any kind of project. The Powerbook is thisone http://oldcomputers.net/apple-powerbook.html

Topic by sbeck10    |  last reply


Useful parts in mini fridge?

Hi folks, ive got a small, fully functional mini fridge that I have no direct use for. I am either going to donate the thing via Craigslist or free cycle, but was wondering what parts and things might be salvaged out of the thing and re-applied towards other projects? What has been your experience with things like this?

Topic by WayneEarl    |  last reply


Atx power supply Answered

20pi old atx power supply whith foppy drive connection and reg.hard dive and ribon connections no switches for power 1 plug for ac 1 led green 1 120/220 switch led on when plugs in but no out put power I cross green and black wires led gos out still no out put help please

Question by paulrockwell11141119    |  last reply


how to test neon transformers? Answered

I got 4 neon transformers on a dumpster dive. 2 are rated 6000v and 2 are rated 7500v. my multimeter only goes to 750v ac. i have insulated tools (im and electrician) can i just arc the output wires? if anybody is interested in them to build something cool i might be persuaded to give them to you for shipping costs.

Question by dannemillerd    |  last reply


Pressure, vacuums, and the on earth equivalent?

One atm is equivalent to about 14.7 psi.  Does that mean that if one was in a perfect vacuum a vessel sporting 1 atm would need only hold the pressure of 14.7 psi?  It seems to me that in space (not a perfect vacuum) a craft would only need to hold maybe 12 psi (of course when messing with human life I would definitely allow for 150 to 200% tolerance, but in the end 24 psi still isn't very much is it.  Is there more to it than this, or are all those quotes about how hard it is to deal with a vacuum and how things must be super strong a little over blown.  Going just 11 meters under water exposes you to a little over double air pressure at sea level.  Someone in just a diving suit has been to over 60 times atmosphere and the deepest submarine dive I could find was 1083 atm at around 11000 m.  It just seems to make holding out a vacuum a little overrated.

Question by seedorfj    |  last reply


Questions about AC motors and removing printing from canvas tote bags

I found ahem dived for a motor a few weeks ago that runs on ac. Could I use 2 relays and a 555 to get 60hz AC with a square wave or does it have to be a sine wave to run properly?Second question:How do you erase fabric paint or screen printing from a canvas tote bag?Thanks

Topic by LinuxH4x0r    |  last reply


amphibious tank??

We'll ive been building 2 tanks first is a normal rc tank then the second is a better rc tank. i plan to make a third one but i don't want it to be boring,so i decided to make it amphibious.Can anyone suggest me what method to dive and resurface?cause my plan might be to complicated cheers

Topic by Alexander heron the inventor    |  last reply


how to make an origami cube folding machine

I want to cover an entire bedroom wall with origami cubes that are made up of 12 identicle pieces. The problem is it takes way to long and i want to make a machine to do some of it or all of it. I relize this may take micro prosessors. i have an old working overhead, 2 servos, and i dumpster dive all the time/ can get parts. any advise or is this to damn crazy?

Topic by unistudmuffin    |  last reply


DIY Scuba Tank (breath underwater)

I need some advice. I have a great idea that would be amazing if it worked. I want a small scuba/air tank whatever you want to call it (like a scuba secondary tank or a paintball co2 tank) that i can use to mess around with in a pool. I dont want to be constantly breathing, just enough to take a deep breath, go underwater and hold it for a minute, release air from the tank-take a breath, hold it, take another breath from the tank, hold it, and so on. Just enough to get a few breaths and be under water to last me for 5 or 10 minutes. The only thing is i dont want to have to fill it at a dive shop or from a tank that has to be filled at a dive shop like scuba secondary tanks. i want to rig it to fit a bike pump (which probably will not have enough psi to get the amount of air i want) or my air compressor. So i would like advice and also would i need an air regulator since im not constantly breathing? what could i use as a regulator if i need one at all? 

Topic by wdemarche    |  last reply


I found a bunch of parts from two ipod' s!

I want to start a project using various parts scavenged from dumpster diving. A bag containing two ipod hard drives an ipod 2nd gen circuit board three brand new replacement screens, the outer shell of the 2nd gen video case. wheel clicker. I have basic soldering skills but unsure what to do with all these great parts... Any suggestions would be praised!!!!

Question by scrappunk    |  last reply


How fast are these 3D Printers? Do they have a rate/oz. speed or anything like that?

I'm a 3D virgin.  I want to dive in, but am curious as to what I can expect as far as speed goes.  If it matters a whole lot I'm considering this printer here, Afinia H-Series.  Perhaps someone here can print out a .1 oz cube and clock it as an experiment?!?  Maybe we can get the results from other printers as well!

Question by Spaceman Spiff    |  last reply


Model airplane problem

I need help.  My neighbor is dive bombing people on horseback with his model airplane.  He is going to get someone killed.  I've tried to reason with him and have spoken to the police.  I'd like to see if there is a way to ground his plane when it comes on my property while I work on a nuisance/trespass case.  Yesterday he was flying it 6 acres in my property right over people's heads while they tried to ride.  I don't mind him flying it but doing flips etc on my land is unacceptable.  Please help!!!

Topic by Ewindsor    |  last reply


Free Amigurumi Patterns from NeedleNoodles

Remember needlenoodle's winning crochet project Amigurumi and the Perils of Deep Sea Diving?  She's back to share another free pattern for these adorable baby puffer fish with us on her website!  While you're there, scope some of the other awesome free patterns, and get a look at the book, Creepy Cute Crochet, which I know some of you used as inspiration for your own Critters Contest entries. And as always, be sure to share your creations here on Instructables! Click here for free pattern

Topic by scoochmaroo